Shillong, Nov 15:¬†Sikkim won their first gold medal of the 2nd North East Olympic Games 2022 after defeating hosts Meghalaya in the final of the women’s basketball event at the NEIGRIHMS Indoor Basketball Court here today.

Sikkim took the final 86 points to Meghalaya’s 67 in front of a large crowd of home fans.

Meanwhile, in the earlier men’s final, Assam forfeited the title match as Mizoram were leading by walking straight out of the stadium. They were apparently unhappy with some refereeing decisions.

Mizoram were thus awarded the gold medal, while Nagaland, who had beaten Manipur in the third place playoff 80-68 in the morning, were elevated to silver and Manipur took the bronze.

Mizoram took the women’s bronze over Nagaland 63-55.

The chief guest on the occasion of the women’s final and subsequent prize distribution ceremony was Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, who presented the men’s and women’s champion teams with their trophies.

(DIPR photo. Sikkim women’s team)

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